Kitt's oil slick!

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Kitt's oil slick!

Post by whet » Fri Jul 25, 2003 3:01 pm

Just been wondering about Kitt's oil slick.
I would guess there must be a resivour of some kind to hold the oil, where would this be located?
and would kitt know the level of the oil?

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Post by Rockatteer » Sat Jul 26, 2003 5:46 am

I don’t think there was ever any discussion about it in any of the shows. But the obvious answer is yes. The oil needs to be stored somewhere and yes Kitt would need to know when it was empty, or at least getting low so it could be topped up again.

From what I remember of it, the oil slick is sprayed on the road, so that would indicate that its pumped under pressure instead of gravity feed. So the reservoir could be anywhere really, but would probably be in the engine bay for easy access.

Or maybe that’s the explanation for why Michael filled Kitt with gas in a different place than we would expect….. the “normal” fuel flap is for the oil slick tank, and the one behind the license plate is the fuel tank.
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Post by Knight2000 » Sat Jul 26, 2003 6:11 am

I guess there must have been a reservoir for the oil - not just for generating an oil slick but also for the paintbrushes that were used a few times (incl. The Pilot).

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Post by Rockatteer » Sun Jul 27, 2003 3:57 am

Paint brushes??? :shock:

what where they used for?
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Post by KRR » Sun Jul 27, 2003 11:36 am

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Rockatteer wrote:Paint brushes??? :shock:

what where they used for?
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Post by Knight2000 » Sun Jul 27, 2003 11:56 am

In the Pilot (from where the above piccy was taken), Buddy (a kid who hides in the car, then pops up to take part in the Demolition Derby) presses a random button. This causes the above 'paintbrushes' to emerge and 'paint' the road with oil. Some car behind KITT skids as a result, and another car ploughs into the car that skid.

I remember another ep where it was used to cause the person behind to lose tyre grip and thus skid. Another James Bond-inspired invention I guess.

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Post by aussieknight » Sun Jul 27, 2003 6:59 pm

That just looks like a spray of oil to me. I just checked the pilot, and that also looks like a spray of oil. It's just black is all. :spm2:
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Post by aussieknight » Sun Jul 27, 2003 6:59 pm

That just looks like a spray of oil to me. I just checked the pilot, and that also looks like a spray of oil. It's just black is all. :spmgo:
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Post by knightimmortal » Sun Jul 27, 2003 10:03 pm

It actually is more like an paint jet, than a paint brush. In most instances, you see the jet spraying the oil on the ground, rather than it just dumping, I think that is what the others were trying to refer to when they said 'paintbrush'

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Post by Knight2000 » Mon Jul 28, 2003 5:22 am

Image

I tried to increase the contrast and brightness on the image, above, and it still looks like brushes to me. Maybe I'm just blind?

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Post by Rockatteer » Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:06 pm

It actually is more like an paint jet, than a paint brush. In most instances, you see the jet spraying the oil on the ground, rather than it just dumping, I think that is what the others were trying to refer to when they said 'paintbrush'


Yeah makes sense too. Not much point having it just running out and leaving a couple of little trails of oil on the road.

Much better to have it in a wide spray to cover lots of road area.
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Post by Phantom » Tue Jul 29, 2003 5:48 pm

Isnt on the Dash a area called "Oil" with a numerical display next to it? I cant remember either that or it flashes, I think it is below Kitts Red, vocal box thingy


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Post by aussieknight » Tue Jul 29, 2003 6:13 pm

Oil pressure warning light. Even Turbine engines need to warn you of low oil pressure, I guess.
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Post by nivek » Tue Jul 29, 2003 6:46 pm

would't the spray of oil be more behind the back wheels so that other cars hit the oil

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Post by aussieknight » Tue Jul 29, 2003 7:14 pm

Nitpicker! :-P :kitt2:
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Post by nivek » Tue Jul 29, 2003 9:41 pm

ha it is true if you wont cars to hit oil you spray need to spray it needs to be where the wheels hit the road

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Post by knightimmortal » Tue Jul 29, 2003 9:47 pm

Ya think?

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Post by nivek » Tue Jul 29, 2003 9:54 pm

no I don't think I just type stuff. lol

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Post by knightimmortal » Tue Jul 29, 2003 9:58 pm

Obviously.

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Post by aussieknight » Tue Jul 29, 2003 10:02 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Post by nivek » Tue Jul 29, 2003 10:06 pm

dam and I was trying so hard not to make it obvious LOL

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Post by knightimmortal » Tue Jul 29, 2003 10:18 pm

I know that should have come off as really funny....

...But it didn't.

Sorry about that.

Now, to try to answer whet's original question: The area where they stored the oil was most likely under the car, probably in the oil pan. :D

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Post by nivek » Tue Jul 29, 2003 10:47 pm

The area where they stored the oil was most likely under the car, probably in the oil pan.

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I would agree on most of what you said but I think that they would need a sprat part to keep the oil use for the spray then the oil use for the engine.because if you run out of oil for the engine you engine would over heat.
I hope this is what you mean.
if not please feel free to tell me!

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Post by knightimmortal » Tue Jul 29, 2003 10:55 pm

I am not sure if that is what I meant, since basically the meaning of that sentence didn't quite make it to the finish line.

Yeah, they most likely had different sections for the engine oil, the oil slick oil, or maybe not, since KITT does have a technician, and they can replenish the oil whenever needed. The spray feature is to put the oil out in a wide swath, naturally the thing is behind KITT's rear tires, you can sort of tell that by watching the episodes.

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Post by neps » Tue Jul 29, 2003 11:46 pm

I would think, and hope that it was a different areas for the oil slick and the engine oil. Sure KITTs got the technicians, but what if they were away from one for an extended period of time. Being without Oil in your engine isn't a good thing (speaking from experience :LOL:)

Also, seems kinda inefficient to have the oil pan in the front supplying the source in the back. But then it would seem inefficient to have two oil pans at all. And the Gas tank is stored in the back anyway, so distance doesn't really matter... Sorry, long day.

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